Essay on the Movie "Pi" (1997)

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Essay on the movie "Pi" (1997) written and directed by Darren Aronofsky.

Pi is a black and white movie that fits into Classicism form of film. Mathematician Maximillian Cohen (played by Sean Gulette) is a genius who leads a strange and lonely life. He shares a small apartment with Euklid, his homemade supercomputer. He's a mathematical genius who suffers from head-splitting migraine attacks, hallucinations, extreme paranoia, and some form of social anxiety disorder . After many unsuccessful treatments, he has become addicted to several painkillers . He is obsessed to find a pattern within the number pi. He thinks Mathematics is the language of nature, and believes everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers and that if you graph the numbers properly patterns will emerge. Max meets Lenny Meyer (played by Ben Shenkman), a Hasidic Jew who does mathematical research on the Torah. Lenny explains to Max how some people believe that the Torah is a string of numbers that form a code sent by God. Lenny's research is similar to real mathematical theories, which intrigues Max. Lenny also mentions that he and his fellow researchers are searching for a 216-digit number that is repeated throughout the text of the Torah. Max finds the 216-digit number code that he thinks it will unlock patterns in the stock market to predict future changes of how stock will increase or decrease. A Wall Street businesswoman Marcy Dawson (played by Pamela Hart) and a group of fundamental Jews who believe the code Max has found is true name of god target and follow him to get the code and make predictions of their own, . This gives Max a terrifying rush of migraines, aggressive behavior and paranoia. He winds up destroying his super computer, and himself by drilling a hole in his head with a power drill to relieve the constant pain he lives with. He survives the…...

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